Nurses, Hospitals, Nursing Homes
May 13, 2014
state Senate paused this week to honor Pennsylvania's nurses, as well as two
institutions where they work. The three resolutions honoring associated fields
in medicine all won unanimous approval from the state Senate. Those Resolutions were:
Resolution 374, Nurses' Week - Pennsylvania has over 212,000 registered nurses
including 55,000 licensed practical nurses and 12,000 advanced practice
registered nurses. Pennsylvania nurses
provide a crucial role in the delivery of our health care system. The Pennsylvania State Nurse Association was
established in 1903 and includes 31 organizational affiliates. It is the largest professional nursing association
in the Commonwealth.
Resolution 384, Hospital Week - Hospitals provide an integral role in
delivering health care service to all people of the Commonwealth. Hospitals provide many services to their
communities and are a key element in Pennsylvania’s economy. Whether it’s acute inpatient care,
outpatient, emergency, rehabilitation, psychiatric care, and more, our
hospitals in Pennsylvania serve a vital mission.
Resolution 385, Nursing Home Week - This resolution recognizes and celebrates
those Pennsylvanians who both give care and receive care in our nursing
homes. We are committed to improving the
programs that assist our seniors as well as those with disabilities. The theme of this year’s National Nursing
Home Week is "Living in the Aloha Spirit." The Aloha Spirit includes attributes such as
patience, kindness, respect, and compassion.